Wim Hof’s Breathing Method vs. Dr. Buteyko’s Method


Dr. Artour Rakhimov and Volker Schmitz discuss Wim Hof’s method and the method of Dr. Buteyko that transformed the health conditions of thousands of people worldwide. Does Wim Hof’s breathing have a relation to Buteyko breathing? It looks like a completely opposite idea as Wim Hof has people breathe a lot of air or hyperventilate. Dr. Artour Rakhimov made a separate web page about this topic. Dr. Buteyko’s method relates to our unconscious or automatic breathing patterns throughout the day and night. The purpose of the Buteyko method works by slowing down our breathing to improve oxygen levels. People breathe more than the medical norm nowadays. They achieve small levels for the body-oxygen test. When people breathe too much air, they have less oxygen in their body. Dr. Buteyko restored the health of thousands of people with his method. When people restored their breathing, they had an excellent quality of life.

The Wim Hof method works by hyperventilation. Free divers have similar methods. The Wim Hof method does deliberate hyperventilation for temporary oxygen increases. Both methods have an area that includes adapting to cold. Dr. Buteyko would lay in the snow without any clothes. When people achieve higher levels for their body-oxygen test or control pause test, they enjoy the cold much more.

With having less than 20 seconds for the CP test they should not engage in any kind of ice baths or similar things. It can be very dangerous at those levels. Dr. Artour Rakhimov has procedures on his website that outlines how to prepare yourself for these activities in the cold. Being in the cold makes you want to hyperventilate and it becomes very tempting. If you are underwater as well it becomes even more dangerous.

Secondly, it is important to have a gradual transition to activities in the cold such as taking a cold shower. When taking a cold shower start with washing your limbs one by one. This gradual transition helps from being warm and then cold. For certain people they should not do any activities in the cold. People that are very sick have 10 to 15 seconds for the CP test. Dr. Artour Rakhimov knew a few people with this type of CP, they also tried cold showers and experienced infections. With more than 20 seconds for the CP test having a cold shower is very healthy for the body’s oxygen levels.

Brown fats cells are needed for a healthy body. Humans are born with about 8 to 10 percent of these cells. The cells can generate heat by themselves. Polar bears have a lot more brown fat cells. When we are not exposed to the cold for a long time, our brown fat cells completely disappear. Online there are dozens of studies looking how to generate fat brown cells in the body. We just need more cold exposure to create them. Having lots of brown fat cells prevents cancer, diabetes, and many more health conditions. Also, it creates better breathing patterns. Having a cold shower is beneficial to increase body-oxygen levels.

Here is more about Wim Hof’s breathing method vs Buteyko’s Method: https://www.normalbreathing.com/wim-hof-review.php .

The YouTube URL of this video Wim Hof’s Breathing vs. Dr. Buteyko’s Method is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNlWVEdozNY .Thanks for watching!

The video features Volker Schmitz (Buteyko breathing practitioner from Hamburg, Germany) and Dr. Artour Rakhimov (Buteyko practitioner trainer from Toronto, Canada).

In this German webpage, Zwerchfellatmung: Techniken und Anleitung zur Wiederherstellung der Zwerchfellatmung you can find more info about diaphragmatic breathing. http://www.atmung.org/zwerchfellatmung-techniken-und-anleitung/

In this Spanish webpage, Increíble dispositivo de respiración DIY you can find more information about the relation of the Buteyko method to an amazing DIY breathing device. https://www.respiracionnormal.org/increible-dispositivo-diy-respiracion/ .

The video description was created with the participation of Chris Prokop (Mississauga, Canada).


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